The Last Emperor

210 mins
7.8 / 10 (4547)


This Oscar-winning biopic traces the life of Pu Yi, the last of the great emperors of China, from his ascent to the throne at age three, in 1908, to the time he was imprisoned in the Forbidden City, witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval.

MUBI's take

Famed as the first Western film shot inside The Forbidden City, The Last Emperor won a staggering total of 9 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score. Ranking among his best works, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s majestic yet intimate compositions intricately conjure the dying days of China’s last dynasty.

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